Golden Girls Host Benefit Concert for MAC Nov. 6

News   Golden Girls Host Benefit Concert for MAC Nov. 6 Scott Barbarino, Peter Mac and John Schaefer — who star in the Off Broadway hit The Golden Girls: Live! — will host a benefit for the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) next month.

On Nov. 6, a host of performers will take part in the event, which begins at 8 PM at Dillon's Restaurant. More than 20 singers will offer two-song musical comedy sets. Like the famed "Wall to Wall" concerts at Symphony Space, audiences members can come and go between sets. As of press time, those scheduled to take part in the event include Leslie Anderson, Joe Ardizone, Jarrod Cafaro, Johnny Hebert, Kimlee Hicks, Kellie Howe, Audrey Lavine, Eddie Lawrence, Colleen McHugh, John McMahon, Phyllis Pastore, Joe Regan, Julie Reyburn, Ricky Ritzel, Jana Robbins, Babe Robinson, Jay Rogers, Lennie Watts and the group Gashole. The Golden Girls: Live!, the all-male tribute to one of television's most popular situation comedies, recently extended its run at Rose's Turn through Feb. 8, 2004. The 60-minute entertainment features two back to-back episodes of the eighties sitcom performed by an all-male cast. The company includes John Schaefer as Dorothy (memorably portrayed on the NBC series by Emmy winner Bea Arthur) and Peter Mac as Dorothy's interfering mother, Sophia (Estelle Getty on the series). After the show's Rose's Turn run concludes, the comedy will reopen Feb. 11 at Dillon's Cabaret for an eight-show-a week open-ended engagement.

There is a $20 cover charge but no minimum for the November 6 MAC benefit. Dillon's Restaurant is located in Manhattan at 245 West 54th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. Call (212) 307-9797 for reservations; doors open at 7 PM for the "cabaret-a-thon."

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